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incipient

 [in-sip´e-ent]
beginning to exist; coming into existence.

incipient

[insip′ē·ənt]
Etymology: L, incipire, to commence
coming into existence; at an initial stage; beginning to appear, such as a symptom or disease.

in·ci·pi·ent

(in-sipē-ĕnt)
Not fully formed; vestigial; beginning to appear.

incipient

beginning to exist; coming into existence.
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20) Ivan's preoccupation with spatial concerns--in particular the redecorating that ends in his incipiently fatal accident--drives out temporal realities.
Simultaneously, the area was incipiently occupied, and such an occupation was intensified after the building of the Imigrantes Highway during the decade of 1970.
I can never be a woman like her, Forever wet, incipiently Violent, even when calmed.
And yet as Goble points out in his discussion of O'Hara, film, and history the ironizing technique of quotation and modification may seem intelligent, attractive, and incipiently postmodern, but it can also constitute a problem.
It incipiently checks the influence of multiple paths on the end-to-end channel capacity and provides some guidelines for designing the resource control approach.
Indeed, a principal thrust of the volume overall is to show the inadequacy of naive, incipiently sentimental, conceptions of such dualistic categories as "nature" or the "human" when facing the technical, cultural and political demands of the ecological cause.
Given the brilliance and confidence of Hammill's argument it seems somewhat confusing why he allies himself with those readers for whom seeing Philips as a lesbian "seems like a misnomer" (185), before immediately going on to argue quite engagingly that Philips is "so obviously passionate about female friendship that she seems at least incipiently lesbian" (185).
1) I'll start by summarizing the terms with which I was thinking about 'the future' directly and incipiently in my book Ghostly Matters (2008a).
Television, Mailer argues, is one of the key media by which the technological waning of affect and vitality degrades the body politic because it recycles pre-programmed (the clue is in the title) and incipiently generic gobbets of cultural style and judgement in order to impose a kind of universal suburban mediocrity of taste: